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Philadelphia Iconic Foods Tour

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Overview
Located just northwest of Center City, along the banks of the Schuylkill River, Manayunk is both a destination for food lovers and one of Philadelphia’s oldest and most scenic neighborhoods. On this in-depth tour, you won’t just see the area’s highlights: you’ll also indulge in generous samples of more than six classic Philadelphia dishes, all while hearing story’s about the area’s rich history.
Highlights
  • Try a generous range of dishes, including the classic Philly cheesesteak
  • Learn about the history behind this 300-year-old neighborhood
  • Walk away with a TasteBook: an in-depth guide to the city’s food scene
  • Discover the neighborhood’s top sights up close
What to Expect
Meet your guide in the late morning at a centrally located meeting point in Manayunk, and embark on a culinary-minded tour of the neighborhood. This tour will take place over lunchtime, and will include generously portioned samples at multiple stops, so be sure to come hungry. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and with more than 300 years of history behind it, riverfront Manayunk was once a mill town before it became one of Philadelphia’s most food-loving neighborhoods. Take in the sights while your guide gives you a background in the history. Then, it’s time to eat. Sample tomato pie (a thick, rectangular take on pizza, topped with lots of tomato sauce), the enormous local soft pretzels, and a classic Philly cheesesteak, as well as numerous other treats. At each stop, you’ll see a new side of the neighborhood and discover more about the area’s culinary traditions. The tour ends right in the center of Manayunk, and just steps from the local train station.
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Important Information
Duration
2h
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • 6+ Food & Drink Tastings
  • TasteBook: A full-color, mini-magazine guide to Philadelphia's food scene
  • Ponchos (when necessary)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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JosephB wrote a review Nov 2019
Galloway, New Jersey14 contributions14 helpful votes
Bethany was pleasant and very informative and the food was good, but there is room for improvement.The Marchiano bakery's tomato pie and pepperoni bread was very tasty, but quite a distance from the rest of the tour. Perhaps smaller groups would allow access to the inside of
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Deborah G wrote a review Oct 2019
Holmdel, New Jersey1 contribution
Manayunk was a quaint little town with interesting history. Tour quide Laura was very good. Food tasting was good quality as well, just too many carbs.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Kim W wrote a review Aug 2019
Pennsauken, New Jersey40 contributions11 helpful votes
My son and I went on this food tour with Bethany last weekend before he went off to college. It was a lot of fun! The food was outstanding, Bethany's knowledge of Manayunk and the Philly area were great. I highly recommend this tour. My favorite was the delicious ice cream
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from chewphilly2019, Owner at Philadelphia Iconic Foods Tour
Responded 3 Sep 2019
This is so wonderful to hear! Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and we look forward to seeing you again!
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Stephen D wrote a review Aug 2019
Newark, Delaware USA673 contributions152 helpful votes
Considering the hills of Manayunk, the walking was quite easy. But considering all the restaurants in the area I was expecting more food. However, we did hit all the Philly favorites of tomato pie, soft pretzels, cheesesteaks. There was also cappuccino and ice cream and a off
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Response from chewphilly2019, Owner at Philadelphia Iconic Foods Tour
Responded 13 Aug 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, and for your valuable thoughts! We do strive to exhibit the true spirit of our tour in our marketing and branding, which is to show 5-7 tastings of famous Philadelphia foods to our tour participants. While there are many tours in Philadelphia that visit a varied selection of restaurants, our tour specifically focuses on Authentic Philadelphia Foods, highlighting small, family-owned and reputable eateries in Manayunk that serve classic Philly foods and have been in operation for decades. In order to keep consistency of food quality and a unique perspective, we do not work with new restaurants in Manayunk or those that are chain restaurants, owned by large corporations, or not in line with authentic Philadelphia foods. We thank you again for offering your insight for future travelers. For those wanting a different tour than we offer, there are many wonderful food tours throughout Philadelphia that offer general restaurant tours and small bites from varied establishments rather than themed food tours like ours.
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DonnaPG wrote a review Jul 2019
Boston, Massachusetts39 contributions16 helpful votes
Received the tour as a Christmas present and finally went on the tour today. Wonderful selection of stops including Marchiano's bakery, pretzels from Tasty Twisters, bruschetta from River City Outpost, cheese steaks (1/4) from Sorrentino's deli, cappuccino from Volo
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from chewphilly2019, Owner at Philadelphia Iconic Foods Tour
Responded 13 Aug 2019
What a lovely review to receive! Thank you for listing each of the tastings that you enjoyed. We sincerely appreciate the time you took in writing this review, and hope to see you again.
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1959rmg
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The best food tour
This was by far the best walking food tour. I have been on about a dozen food tours in various cities. What made th
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lovetravelingnow
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Manayunk Food Tour
There were 4 of us that took the tour yesterday. First we would like to thank Bethany for such a great job!! She
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Manayunk Food Tour
This is what a food tour should be like!! My husband and I have been on many food tours and this is in our top thre
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Expedition813211
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Great day!
Pav, our guide, was wonderful! He had a good sense of humor and knew his stuff. I learned a lot about our much lo
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Foofoomagoo10
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Upbeat Tour Guide and Delicious Food!
We've been on other food tours and they were just 'meh.' The Chew Philly Chestnut Hill tour was able to combine gre
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aguillotte1
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Informative and delicious tour
Pav was a great guide- very knowledgeable, and each shop was clearly prepared to have the tour stop by. Delicious s
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CheDenn
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Fun - but not our favorite
We had previously done the Manayunk food tour with Chew Philly and really, really enjoyed it so we were totally loo
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1959rmg
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Chestnut Hill hidden treasure
Took the Chestnut Hill Food Tour. The best food tour taken in Philly. Professionally planned, organized, great choi
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Manayunk Authentic Food Tour
We really enjoyed our afternoon exploring a new area and new foods. We got to try a lot of different foods during
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kbell1900
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Food tasting in Manyunk
Wonderful! Great guide and interesting facts about the area.The food was great too! I give this tour five stars. B
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teragram86
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A great way to learn about hidden gems of Chestnut Hill
My son and I enjoyed the opportunity to discover the Chestnut Hill neighborhood. The tavern and cheese shop were ou
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jonmiller2017
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Fun Tour, Great Food
Our tour guide, Pav, was excellent and kept a good pace for the group. The schmitter is an awesome sandwich. The st
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Jennifer S
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Chestnut Hill Food tour was Excellent -- highly recommend
We had an incredible experience on this food tour of Chestnut Hill, which is a very cute suburb of Philadelphia. P
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GoPlaces28489736911
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Tasty Tour And So Much More
Manayunk - We went on a hot day, but it was a great tour! We started at the bakery and the pepperoni bread was yum
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991ronniec
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Best Tastes of Chestnut Hill
Good variety of food tastings and some history thrown in along the way! I enjoyed each stop and my two favorites we
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